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Taking Down Mexican Mafia Cliques In the O.C.

August 9, 2011
Operation Black Flag was another "staggering and comprehensive blow" to California's most powerful gang, according to U.S. Attorney Andre Birotte. However, the La EME prison gang has proved to be resilient to extermination. Mexican Mafia leaders have managed to operate their criminal enterprise from the most secure housing units in the most secure prisons in America.

Probe of Mexican Drug Cartel Leads to Nearly 1,200 Arrests in U.S.

October 22, 2009
In a series of recent raids throughout the United States, federal authorities have arrested nearly 1,200 people who they say are connected to one of Mexico's most aggressively expanding and deadly drug trafficking cartels, known as La Familia Michoacana, law enforcement officials told The Times' Washington bureau.

Failed and Fruitful Tactics for Combating Gangs

September 28, 2009
Any teacher, preacher, lawyer, cop, psychologist, gang crime victim, good mother, or good father would be more effective in gang prevention than a dozen "ex-gang members."

Massive Police Raid Targets Brutal L.A. Gang

September 24, 2009
Los Angeles cop Juan Aguilar has been battling the Avenues hoodlums long enough to have seen the gang at its most vicious. During his five years working an anti-gang detail on streets the Avenues claim as their own in the city's northeastern reaches, gang members are accused of gunning down a man in broad daylight as he held his 2-year-old granddaughter's hand, opening fire on LAPD officers with an assault rifle and killing a Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy.

San Francisco Police Try to Head Off Mission District Gang War

September 22, 2009
San Francisco police redoubled enforcement efforts in the Mission District on Monday after a pair of shootings on the same street over the weekend left three men dead, including a NorteƱo gang member who had been repeatedly cited for violating the city's gang injunction.

Major Police Raid Targets L.A.'s Notorious Avenues Gang

September 22, 2009
Hundreds of police officers and federal law enforcement agents launched a major assault on the Avenues gang this morning, hoping to deal a blow to an elusive group they say is responsible for some of Los Angeles' most notorious street crime.

27 Seized in Second Phase of L.A.-Area Gang Sweep

July 8, 2009
Federal authorities on Wednesday announced the arrests of 11 additional members of the Varrio Hawaiian Gardens street gang, which is at the center of a massive racketeering case dubbed Operation Knock Out.
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